Issue with EasiFill 20

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by DIYDave., Oct 31, 2018.

  1. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    hi all

    Been prepping a room at my mums to decorate. Painted walls, so rub down, wash, fill and sand dings and few cracks, mist coat, ready to paint over

    Used EasiFill several times and picked up a new bag recently, good stuff to use .... usually ?

    Every ding and crack filled, then sanded down perfectly smooth, then spot primed with a mist coat

    Within minutes, the filler is swelling and then sitting proud of the wall

    Sanded down all filler again once mist coat dried, again, perfectly flat and blended in to surrounding wall

    Hit with a mist coat again, it swells again ...... Grrrrrrrrrr

    Have now sanded back again and primed with Zinnser Cover Stain, not had this issue before and done loads similiar decorating without this issue

    Have also used Toupret before but picked up Easi Fill this time

    Anyone had same problem out of interest ?

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  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Ain't seen that before,how long do you leave filler to dry.
  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Plenty of time - overnight in fact

    Prepped, filled and sanded on sat
    Mist coat and paint on Sunday (or that was the plan) :eek:

    One wall didn’t need that much filling but another wall had several cracks, badly filled screw holes and general ‘dings’, so mist coated the whole wall

    Every filler patch has swollen and I know I sanded them down totally flat (I’m fussy and ocd so actually a great combination) :D

    Strangly enough, another wall had small area of blown plaster so removed, brush down, pva 1-5 and easi fill skim in 2 layers. Mist coated and no problem with swelling ?

    It seems the smaller shallower areas are reacting with the water in mist coat

    For now have sanded down again and given a coat of Cover Stain. Will have to wait to next w end now for next bash
  4. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    It's most likely the PVA I suspect reacting with the water, just damp down hole with plain water & see what happens.

    I'm very anti PVA, can cause so much grief.:D
  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Uv misunderstood my last post Kiab !

    I’ve only used pva on the blown patch of plaster as was down to block in patches

    Blown area was around 250x100mm. 2 coats of easi fill and a sand down and dried perfect after mist coating - no swelling of filler

    Cracks and dings just brush down and fill - NO pva !

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